AND ITS GLASS
A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
Compiled by Anne 0. Morris
LIBBEY: THE COMPANY AND ITS GLASS
A Selective Bibliography
Edward Drummond Libbey was the key figure in founding
both the glass industry in Toledo and the city's foremost
cultural institution, The Toledo Museum of Art. This
bibliography was prepared as part of Toledo's 100th
anniversary celebration of Libbey's arrival here in 1888.
Included are information sources on the Libbey Glass
Company and its wares from 1888 to about 1920, which are
available in the Museum's Art Reference Library.
Other libraries with related information are listed at the end
of the bibliography.
A note about the classification code used:
a two-line call number (e.g. R 18/W 151 I) indicates a
book on the library's open shelves,
Fiche are publications reproduced in microfiche
format and require the use of a microfiche
"E" refers to exhibitions, and
"MC" to museum collection catalogues.
Major references on company history and identification of
Libbey patterns are starred (*).
Preparation of this bibliography has been encouraged by the
Museum Library League, a group which supports major
library acquisitions and special projects.
Anne O. Morris, Librarian
The Toledo Museum of Art
LIBBEY GLASS COMPANY CATALOGUES
Amberina,  Fiche 23 and R 18/N 532 A
American beauty, 1904. Fiche 16
Blanks for cutting, n.d. Fiche 57
Catalogue of cut glass: plain flute, [betw. 1900 and 1910]
Cut glass, [betw. 1900 and 1910] Fiche 12 and Fiche 13 20 pages
Cut glass, [betw. 1900 and 1910] Fiche 10 and R 18/L 694 AR10 45
Cut glass, [betw. 1900 and 1910] Fiche 11, 57 pages
Cut glass,  Fiche 15 and R 18/L 694 AR4
Cut glass, [betw. 1906 and 1910] Fiche 19
Cut glass, 1908. Fiche 20 and R 18/L 694 AR4
Cut glass, 1909. Fiche 21 and R 18/L 694 AR6
Cut glass, 1910. Fiche 22
The gentle art of giving, cl905. Fiche 17
The Libbey Glass Company; manufacturers of highest
quality glass blanks for heavy and light cutting and
engraving, [1920?] Fiche 24
Libbey Glass Manufacturing Co., Toledo, Ohio:
manufacturers of fine glassware since 1818, [betw. 1920
and 1930] Fiche 25
[Price lists for various patterns, 1905] Fiche 18
Rich cut glass, [betw. 1892 and 1895] Fiche 7
Rich cut glass, [betw. 1893 and 1895] Fiche 8 and R 18/L 694 AR2
Rich cut glassware, June 1st, 1896 and Supplement, May
1st, 1898, 1896-1898. Fiche 9 and R 18/L 694 AR3 and Suppl.
+ This catalogue has been reprinted and is distributed by the
American Cut Glass Association in cooperation with The Toledo
Museum of Art.
BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
Barber, Edward Atlee, American glassware, old and new,
Philadelphia, McKay  R 18/B 234 A
Boggess, Bill and Louise, American brillant cut glass, New
York, Crown, 1977. R 18/B 641 A
Boggess, Bill and Louise, Identifying American brillant cut
glass, New York, Crown, 1984. R 18/B 641 1
Daniel, Dorothy, Cut and engraved glass, 1771 - 1905, New
York, M. Barrows & Co., 1950. R 18/D 184
Fairfield, W. William, Fire and sand . . .the history of the
Libbey-Owens Sheet Glass Company, Cleveland, The
Lezius-Hiles Co., 1960. R 18/L 694 Fa
Fauster, Carl U., Libbey glass since 1818: pictorial history
and collector's guide, Toledo, Len Beach Press, 1979. R 18/
L 694 Fau
Field, Kate, The Drama of glass, [Toledo] Libbey Glass Co., 1894.
R 10/F 454 D
Glass in the Glass Pavilion, Toledo, Hospitality Motor Inn, n.d.
Hallenbeck, Thomas L. [typed bibliography] 1984. Glass VF
Libbey Glass Company, Facts on cut glass,  Fiche 180
McManus, Theodore F., A century of glass manufacture,
Toledo, Libbey Glass Co., 1918. Fiche 170
Neuman, Harold, An illustrated dictionary of glass, London,
Thames & Hudson, 1977. R 02/N 552 I
Owens-Illinois Arts Center, Libbey Glass, historical
exhibition at Seagate, Toledo, 1982. E
Papert, Emma, The illustrated guide to American glass, New
York, Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1972. R 18/P 214 I
Pearson, J. Michael and Dorothy T., American cut glass for the
discriminating collector, New York, Vantage, 1965. R 18/P
Pearson, J. Michael, Encyclopedia of American cut and
engraved glass, 1890 - 1917, Miami Beach, the author,
1975-78. 3 vols. R 18/P 361 E
Pearson, J. Michael and Dorothy T., A study of American cut
glass collections, Miami Beach, the authors, 1969.
R 18/P 361 S
Pyle, Ernie, From the Journal of Ernie Pyle 1900 - 1945:
comments on glass, Toledo, Ohio Aug. 30, Sept. 1, 2, 3,
4, 1941, Toledo, Libbey Glass Co., 1945. R 18/L 694 P
Revi, Albert Christian, American cut and engraved glass, New
York, Thomas Nelson, 1965. R 18/R 454 Am
Scoville, Warren C, Revolution in glassmaking, Cambridge,
Mass., Harvard, 1948. R 18/S 432
Spillman, Jane Shadel, Glass bottles, lamps & other objects,
New York, Knopf, 1983. R 18/S 756 GLA
, Glass from the World's Fairs 1851 - 1904, Corning,
Museum of Glass, 1986. R 18/S 756 G
, Glass tableware, bowls and vases, New York, Knopf,
1982. R 18/S 756 GL
Toledo Museum of Art, Art in crystal - a historical
exhibition of Libbey glass, 1818 - 1951, Toledo,
, Art in glass - a guide to the glass collections,
Toledo, 1969. MC
, Libbey glass, a tradition of 150 years, Toledo,
University of Toledo, Carlson Library, Ward M. Canaday Center, A
century of Toledo glass, Toledo, 1988. E
Walbridge, William, The intimate lives of Edward Drummond
Libbey and Michael Joseph Owens as we knew them,
[typescript, Dec. 1, 1933] R 18/W 151 1
Weiner, Herbert and Freda Lipkowitz, Rarities in American cut
glass, Houston, Collectors House of Books, 1975. R 18/W 423 R
Boggess, Louise, "Fabulous Libbey cut glass," THE COLLECTOR, Vol. 8,
No. 314, May 1977, p. 1+
Butler, Joseph T., "Libbey glass exhibit at Toledo Museum of Art,"
CONNOISSEUR, Vol. 168, No. 675, May 1968, p. 67.
"Excerpts from a brochure given to visitors at 'The World's Fair
Crystal Palace' by the Libbey Glass Company at the World's
Columbian Exposition of 1893," THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN, No.
106-110, 1973-75, pp. 44-47.
Fauster, Carl U., "Brilliant period cut glass (1880 - 1905)," THE
ANTIQUES DEALER, Vol. 25, No. 7, July 1973, pp. 37-39.
, "Collection of rare Libbey 'Toledo' pattern surfaces," THE
HOBSTAR, Vol. 10, No. 4, Dec. 1987, pp. 9-10.
, "Coming Museum exhibition features Libbey engraved
1904 rock crystal," THE HOBSTAR, Vol. 8, No. 5, April 1986, pp.
, "The Glass Pavilion in Toledo," GLASS, Vol. 1, No. 1, Nov. -
Dec. 1972, pp. 56-60.
, "Libbey color-cased glass circa 1920," GLASS, Vol. 1, No. 2,
Jan. - Feb. 1973, pp. 30-34, 38-39.
, "Libbey commemorative revival of Amberina, 1917,"
HOBBIES, Vol. 75, No. 1, March 1970, pp. 98J-98L.
, "Libbey crystal for New York 1939 World's Fair,"
HOBBIES, Vol. 77, No. 8, Oct. 1972, pp. 98K-98N.
, "Libbey cut glass exhibit, St. Louis World's Fair 1904,"
JOURNAL OF GLASS STUDIES, Vol. 19, pp. 160-168.
, "Libbey Glass - eagle trade mark," HOBBIES, Vol. 76, No. 8,
, "The Libbey sword signature," SPINNING WHEEL, Vol. 26,
No. 1, Jan. - Feb. 1970, pp. 22-23, 63.
, "Libbey's gift to the Smithsonian in 1905," ANTIQUES,
Vol. 103, No.2, Feb. 1973, pp. 296-299.
, "Libbey's playing card nappies," THE HOBSTAR, Vol. 9, No.
8, May 1987, p. 9.
j "The McKinley Punch Bowl, and the story of its 'twin',"
AMERICAN ANTIQUES, Vol. 4, No. 9, Sept. 1976, pp. 35-38.
., "100 years of Libbey engraved glass 1840 - 1940," THE
HOBSTAR, Vol. 8, No. 9, July 1985, p. 6-7.
"Glass for Toledo anniversary," ART NEWS, Vol. 49, No. 10, Feb. 1951,
Jones, Dorothy-Lee, "Libbey glass - a continuing tradition of 150
years," THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN, No. 85, March 1968, pp. 3-6.
Jones, Karen M., ed., "A birthday goblet," ANTIQUES, Vol. Ill, No. 4,
April 1977, pp. 698,710.
"Largest art glass punch bowl," THE HOBSTAR, Vol. 9, No. 5, Jan.
1987, pp. 7 - 8, (reprinted from the TOLEDO DAILY BLADE, Dec.
Luttrell, William and Ida, "Glass with glass," SPINNING WHEEL, Vol.
35, No. 3, April 1979, pp. 14-17.
"The McKinley Punch Bowl: informational update," THE HOBSTAR,
Vol. 9, No. 5, Jan 1987, p. 9.
Satterthwaite, Tina, "The fair that saved Libbey Glass," THE BLADE
SUNDAY MAGAZINE, March 24, 1968, pp. 30, 32-33.
Spillman, Jane Shadel, "American glass at American fairs - some
new discoveries," THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN, No. 151, Winter
1986 -87, pp. 5-10.
, "Book review: Carl U. Fauster, Libbey Glass - since 1918 -
pictorial history and collector's guide," THE GLASS CLUB
BULLETIN, No. 126, Sept. 1979, p. 10.
Watterson, Joan and Bill, "Pattern collecting," THE HOBSTAR, Vol. 9,
No. 2, Oct. 1986, pp. 4-5.
Other Toledo collections with resources available to the public
are the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library's Local History
and Genealogy Department and the Ward M. Canaday Center
for Special Collections at the University of Toledo's Carlson
The former collection has considerable biographical and
genealogical information on Edward Drummond Libbey and
his family. Contained in the collection are newspaper
clippings, journal articles, catalogs and published works about
Libbey and Toledo's glass industry. Of special interest is a
transcript of a 16 hour oral history interview with John David
Biggers, former president of Libbey-Owens-Ford Company and
a close associate of Libbey. The department has a complete
inventory of the Libbey estate on microfiche.
The Local History and Genealogy Department is located on the
third floor of the Main Library at 325 Michigan and is open
every day except Sundays. For more information, call (419)
255-7055, ext. 233.
The holdings of the Ward M. Canaday Center relate more
directly to the Libbey-Owens Ford Company, but do include
minute books of early Toledo glass companies which contain
information on Mr. Libbey's management of those companies.
The Canaday Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. during University of Toledo sessions. Additional
information may be obtained by calling (419) 537-4480.